WSR 12-13-062

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 15, 2012, 2:54 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received a petition for rule change from ShuffleMaster, a licensed manufacturer, requesting a rule change to allow gambling equipment (for example, card shufflers) to be connected to an external device via a network USB port on the equipment for service, repair and trouble shooting.

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susan.Arland@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] August 9 or 10, 2012, at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on August 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; on September 13 or 14, 2012, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound, WA 98531, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on September 1 to confirm meeting location and start time; and on October 11 or 12, 2012, at the Clarion, 1507 North First Street, Yakima, WA 98901, visit www.wsgc.wa.gov on October 1 to confirm meeting location and start time.

June 15, 2012

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office